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Stylish Sunglasses

Posted by Natali on Jul 7th 2014

Sunglasses are a stylish way to complete an outfit and protect your eyes from harsh sunlight. Especially during the summer, you should never leave the house without a pair. Because they are such a focal point for any look, its important to wear the best pair for your face. But with so many choices, how do you decide what pair of sunglasses to buy? Here’s a quick guide for throwing some shade:

Look at these options and decide what face shape you have before purchasing sunglasses.

Look at these options and decide what face shape you have before purchasing sunglasses.


black-square-sunglasses-2Round faces are characterized by an equal length and width. A round face will have soft curves with few angles. The best sunglasses option for a round face would be one that helps add definition. Look for an angular frame, such as a Wayfarer or a square pair of glasses. For example, this pair of Vintage Large Square Sunglasses with Gold Accents are sure to flatter anyone with a round face. The 1980s flair of this particular pair will stand out from the usual sunglasses options.


jacques-faith-pink-sunglasses-3A square face is proportional in length and width, with a defined jaw, square chin, and broad forehead. To balance out this face shape, look for round sunglasses. Round sunglasses will soften the appearance of a square face. Rock this pair of Vintage Jacques Fath Pink Oversized Round Sunglasses for a cool boho look. The pink tint and gradient in the lenses will keep your eyes protected and fashionable.

Heart Shaped

5435813876_6c41c144eeHeart shaped faces are characterized by a wide forehead and a narrower jaw line. Heart shaped faces are accompanied by a narrow chin and high cheekbones. The best sunglasses for a heart shaped face are cat-eye sunglasses. The unique shape of cat-eye sunglasses will create more symmetry in the face for a flattering, balanced illusion. Recognize this cat-eye sunglasses lover? Audrey Hepburn reminds us why she will always be a style icon with her classic portrayal of Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.


foster-grant-4An oval face will have balanced proportions, a narrow forehead and jaw line, and high cheekbones. The chin will be slightly narrower than the forehead for this face shape. Oval faces are the easiest to shop for, so any style will look great. Try aviators, or another funky glasses shape. Though aviators are currently a very trendy look, this style of sunglasses have been around for years. Try on these Vintage Foster Grant Gold Aviator Style Sunglasses for a chic blast from the past.


YSL-black-sunglasses-3Long faces are distinct from their oval counterparts because they are typically longer than their width. To complement this face shape, choose oversized sunglasses. An oversized pair will add width along the temples to create the illusion of a more balanced face. This pair of Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Black Oversized glasses are the perfect choice for long faces. Don’t be afraid to play with colors when looking for sunglasses for added dimension.

Whatever your face shape is, there is a perfect pair of sunglasses for you! Browse Back In Style’s sunglasses section for more inspiration here!

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